Saturdays at Noon : An uplifting, emotional and unpredictable page-turner to give you hope and make you smile by Rachel Marks (free download), Sink into this heart-warming and captivating debut – perfect for fans of Half A World Away by Mike Gayle and The Rosie Project
‘Wonderful, compassionate, unpredictable’ GRAEME SIMSION, bestselling author of The Rosie Project
‘Beautifully written and filled with emotion, I genuinely couldn’t recommend Saturdays At Noon enough’ 5***** Reader Review
Perfect for fans of The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and Half A World Away by Mike Gayle
Emily just wants to keep the world away.
After getting into trouble yet again, she’s agreed to attend anger management classes. But she refuses to share her deepest secrets with a room full of strangers.
Jake just wants to keep his family together.
He’ll do anything to save his marriage and bond with his six-year-old son, Alfie. But when he’s paired with spiky Emily, he wonders whether opening up will do more harm than good.
The two of them couldn’t be more different. Yet when Alfie, who never likes strangers, meets Emily, something extraordinary happens.
Could one small boy change everything?
‘I loved this original, at times painful but truly thought-provoking book’ KATIE FFORDE
What readers are saying . . .
‘Beautifully written and filled with emotion, I genuinely couldn’t recommend Saturdays at Noon enough’ ***** NetGalley Reader Review
‘This is such a special book . . . the characters jump off the page and pull you immediately into their world’ ***** NetGalley Reader Review
‘This book was FANTASTIC. When I wasn’t reading it I couldn’t stop thinking about it’ ***** NetGalley Reader Review
‘Outstanding. I have goosebumps typing this review . . . The story telling is the best I have read in a long time’ ***** NetGalley Reader Review
Funny, sharp, insightful and completely heart-rending * Beth Morrey, bestselling author of Saving Missy * Beautifully written. When I decided to read Saturdays at Noon I had no idea that not only would it very likely be one of my books of the year but it would also rock my world. A stunning and perfect read in every way. * NB * An engaging read that shows how people, and children, can be misunderstood * Woman * A heartbreaking, funny and emotive read * The Sun * It’s a beautiful love story, but not the one that you’d expect. Wonderful, hopeful and insightful. This book is an absolute gem and you’ll find yourself willing Emily to get her happy ending — Asia Mackay A sweet tale about second chances. Moving * Heat * Saturdays at Noon is one of those rare books that make you see the world in a different way… This is a satisfying, big-hearted book and a truly accomplished debut for Rachel Marks * WI Life Magazine * Clever and engaging read. Heartbreaking and hopeful, this book is a keeper * Woman’s Weekly * Touching, beautifully compassionate and warm; this is a lovely book, sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes funny. Perfect to curl up with and well worth a read — Dinah Jefferies Sometimes a book comes along and really does make you think… This engaging read is both heart-breaking and full of hope * Woman & Home * I loved this original, at times painful but truly thought-provoking book. A triumph — Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde Oh how I loved this book […] complex, imperfect, totally loveable and completely unforgettable — Claire Pooley Wonderful . . . compassionate and unpredictable — Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project.
Rachel Marks studied English at Exeter University before becoming a primary school teacher. Despite always loving to write, it wasn’t until she gained a place on the 2016 Curtis Brown Creative online novel writing course that she started to believe it could be anything more than a much-loved hobby. Her inspiration for her first book, Saturdays at Noon, came from the challenges she faced with her eldest son, testing and fascinating in equal measure, and the research she did to try to understand him better. Every Other Weekend is her second novel.